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School of Science & Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers helped to create the car you drive to work, the potato chips you eat at lunch, or the heating and air-conditioning system that keeps you comfortable at home. They also helped to create the Mars Rover, industrial robots, and solar heating systems. With a mechanical engineering degree you may end up working in industries such as aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, communications, petroleum or product manufacturing. 

Why Study?

Mechanical engineers work on diverse, challenging problems requiring the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. The courses you’ll take cover a purposefully broad scope of topics to prepare you to deal with the “big picture.” Mechanical engineering teaches you how things work and how to think analytically. You will learn how to oversee complicated and interdisciplinary projects, and will solve real-life problems that benefit society. 

Where would I work?

Mechanical engineers work in fields ranging from robotics to superconductivity, centrifuges to artificial joints and limbs, and rocket propulsion systems to air conditioners. Almost everything sold on the market today involves mechanical engineering, from conception & design to production & marketing. Companies who employ mechanical engineers include: General Electric, Boston Scientific, General Motors, Ford, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, IBM and Lockheed Martin. 

Degree requirements

Minimum 30 graduate credits of which:
8 CH of Core Courses and 24 CH of electives (a minimum of 12 credits must be at the 6000 level) 

Core Courses
GEN 5001 Systems Engineering
GEN 6002 Numerical Methods

To obtain an area of specialization, students must take one additional core course relevant to the chosen area and at least eight credits within its list of electives. Remaining credits may be chosen from any of the courses listed.

EEN 5145 Discrete Time Signals and Systems
EEN 5175 Digital Architecture
EEN 5265 Engineering Management
EEN 5270 Energy, Generation, Conservation and Technology
MEN 5010 Advanced Mechanics/FEM
MEN 5012 Instrumentation/Robotics
MEN 5020 Mechanical Behavior of Polymers
MEN 5030 Energy Systems
MEN 5032 Solar and Direct Energy Conservation
MEN 5034 Windpower Systems
MEN 5040 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
GEN 6001 Finite Elements



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